OceanaGold takes pride in the relationships forged and benefits delivered to local communities at each of the operations. Our commitment to the economic empowerment and social health of communities surrounding our operations is integral to our business planning and decision making. In addition to annual monetary support for local communities is our focus on effective, targeted community development programs that aim to deliver enduring social and economic benefits.
In New Zealand and the Philippines our community investment initiatives are guided by OceanaGold's Sustainability Policies.
We respect the human rights of all and work hard to build and nurture strong, lasting partnerships with local communities and organisations. It's one of our most important, meaningful investments.
- Significant investments in infrastructure, education, training, health and enterprise development.
- Major local employer with 98% of the current 1,400 workforce from the Philippines, 50% from local communities.
- Helped establish the Didipio Community Development Corporation ("DiCorp"), a new enterprise owned by the long term residents of Didipio that employs more than 300 strong.